Honestly, I barely scratched the surface on my trip to the English Countryside and have since added many more towns and villages to my bucket list. I managed to visit Bath, The Cotswolds, and Stonehenge this time around and came away truly touched by the deep history, tranquility, whimsy, and beauty of the countryside I was lucky to see. It was like being in the movies!
The village of Lacock in The Cotswolds couldn’t be any more quaint and picturesque. They filmed parts of Harry Potter here as well as other films and TV shows.
I bought this jacket at a thrift store just before I left for my trip and sewed an old army patch of my Dad’s on the sleeve just to personalize it a bit. I love the way it turned out.
This was my favorite attraction in Bath. Made famous for her buns, Sally Lunn operated this inn in 1680. It also happens to be the oldest house in Bath, built in 1482. I was entranced in here. That says a lot about my obsession with all things bread.
I popped into a small vintage clothing shop and should have bought this Tupac jean jacket. I was saving my shopping budget for London so I passed but some lucky person scored.
I’ll admit that I didn’t do much research in advance of arriving in Bath. That’s not like me. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at the Roman Baths. Construction began in 70AD and was used for centuries for public bathing.
Sadly, the water is polluted and thought to harbor infectious diseases. There are signs posted not to touch the water yet while I was there, I witnessed two people sticking their hand in the water. Oh, humans. That being said, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who have gone before us that have dedicated the resources necessary to preserve and protect historical sites. I’m reminded of this every time I travel.